Volunteer At Oasis

There are many ways you can help the women and children of Oasis!


Email our Volunteer Coordinator, Signe Howard for more details or to schedule a tour.  

Reach her via phone at (973) 881-8307 x121 or by email signehoward@oasisnj.org


  • Serve Lunch

    Serve lunch to the women and children that come to our soup kitchen.

    Come by yourself, or bring friends, family, or colleagues to join you while you serve.


    Timeframe: 11am - 1:30pm

    Monday - Friday

  • Adult Education

    We work with over 250 adult education students each day at Oasis. Our full time teachers can't do it alone! You can serve as a volunteer in the classroom in many different ways.


    Every Tuesday from 12:30pm - 1:30pm , come to our "English Cafe" and speak with our women in a casual setting; topics are provided. Or, on the second Thursday of every month from 9:00am - 12:00pm,  join  our ESL classroom for conversation day. No knowledge of a second language required for either of these opportunities. 


    Help women prepare to take the US Citizenship exam with guided lessons and mock interviews. No prior knowledge or expertise needed. 


    Volunteer in one of our computer classes, working with small groups of students as they learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



    Timeframe: varied and flexible

    9:00am - 3:00pm

    Monday - Friday


  • Care for children

    While our women are in class receiving their education, we need volunteers to help watch their children in our Nurturing and Childcare Centers. We encourage weekly or biweekly commitments so the children enjoy stability and feel comfortable with our volunteers. 


    Timeframe: 9:00am - 12:00pm or 12:30pm - 3:00pm

    Monday - Friday


  • Tutor our Youth

    Serve as a tutor to provide one-on-one homework help and academic intervention in reading or math. 


    After-School Academy

    Timeframe 3:30pm - 5:30 pm

    Monday - Friday


    Saturday "Rise and Shine" Program

    Timeframe 10:00am - 11:30am

  • Organize our clothing room or Food Pantry

    Oasis receives many donations of food, clothing, and other items that we distribute to the community through our Social Services department.

    We can use regular help in our food pantry and clothing room, organizing donations so they can be distributed quickly and with dignity to our students and clients.


    Timeframe: varied and flexible from 9:00am - 5:30pm

    Monday - Friday

  • Summer Camp

    Work alongside our Camp Counselors to share a particular special interest (soccer, craft projects) or to implement programming organized by the Camp Director on the days campers are at Oasis.


    Timeframe: 8:00am - 3:00pm

    Mondays & Thursdays in July and August